Comedian scores own goal at gala golf dinner
MY HEART is hurting a little at the moment because some cheap skunks decided to break into my car and nick my entire collection of prized CDs.
But your Skinnerbek won’t let it keep her down for long, so let me share with you all my social shenanigans from the past week instead.
The fun began at Cubana in Humewood last Thursday where Joburg-based DJ Ganyani was spinning the discs. Actor Athandwa Kani, who did a tremendous job as Styles in Sizwe Banzi is Dead, was also there and in high spirits.
And who wouldn’t be after receiving a standing ovation for his and fellow actor Mncedisi Shabangu’s opening performance – and subsequent ones, I hear – at the Port Elizabeth Opera House.
Athandwa definitely made his presence felt as he went around the tables greeting people and even dancing the nae-nae.
Shame, one female fan got so enthusiastic about it all that she had a little accident on the dance floor – and just carried on dancing!
Then, on Friday, I attended the mayoral charity golf gala dinner at the Boardwalk convention centre.
I made a real effort to look pretty in case there was some talent out, but let’s just say those golfers turned out to be not quite what I had in mind!
MK veteran Xhanti Lamani, who was wearing a white HIV/ Aids branded cap and looking a little too casual for the occasion, was in the company of a petite woman.
Mayor Danny Jordaan also looked sleek and smart in his penguin suit. Thank goodness he seems to have done away with those oversized suits of his for now. What’s up with politicians and their floppy big suits anyway?
I don’t think it was a good day for comedian Mbulelo Manylaughs Msongelwa, whose jokes were not very funny or else just went over his audience’s heads.
And, much to guests’ disappointment, the bar was open for less than an hour when we were told it was now a cash bar.
On Wednesday I made my way to the Hobie Beach Yacht Club for the media launch of the annual summer season.
Bishop Andile Mbete was there with his wife, who kept it cool with her dark shades.
Events project manager Seki Mandaba looked angelic in her white vintage dress.
I was really quite embarrassed when one of the Bay TV presenters arrived seriously late wearing a jersey dress with fluffy bits and then still dragging her flip-flopped feet across the floor in front of everyone while deputy mayor Bicks Ndoni was busy giving his speech.
Manners, people! What happened to tip-toeing in when you arrive late?
On that note, let’s not drag our feet this coming week – and instead bound out of bed each day in anticipation of some sensational summer fun!